Name: Emmet Yenez
Hometown: Minnesota, USA
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Emmett Yanez's own childhood was spent in farm fields. He picked cotton in his native Texas until he was 10, then came to Minnesota with his family to work in the sugar beet fields.
Yanez didn't attend high school. He began boxing while in the Army, where he served in the 82nd Airborne and fought in Italy, Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. In 2009, Yanez was among seven area veterans to be honored by the Dutch consul general for their roles in securing bridges and liberating a city in southern Holland.
Upon his return, Yanez had a brief professional boxing career before becoming a multi-sport coach in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he operated the Mexican-American Boxing Club then the White Bear Lake Boxing Club.
Yanez trained multiple upper-Midwest Golden Gloves winners and national champions including Robert Brant. Yanez's achievements led St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to declare March 3, 2010 as Emmett J. Yanez Day.